New Play: “Four Sisters For Peace” at the History Theater Jan. 14 @ 2 pm

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Looking for something entertaining do this weekend? Come see a new play about the Sisters of St. Joseph this Sunday Jan. 14  at 2 pm at the History Theater. Details below:

Play: Four Sisters For Peace by Doris Baizley & Directed by Ron Peluso

When: Sunday, January 14, 2:00pm

Where: History Theater                                                                                                                                      30 East 10th Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101

About: Four Catholic nuns and real-life sisters Jane, Brigid, Kate and Rita McDonald take to the streets to stand up against injustice – with plenty of singing, Irish humor, and several stops in jail along the way.

Cast: Sue Scott, Cathy Fuller, Katherine Ferrand, Wendy Lehr, Peggy O’Connell, Caroline Innerbichler, Nat Fuller, Ricardo Vazquez

Welcome Heather Dowd!

Dowd-HeatherThe Education Department welcomes Heather Dowd who will be teaching Literacy and Learning Redefined in the Digital Age in our graduate program for licensed educators. Heather Dowd is an educator, author, presenter, and keynoter who loves science, design, and learning. She has worked as a physics teacher, instructional designer, and education technology coach in the United States, Mexico, and Singapore. She currently enjoys leading professional development workshops helping teachers create engaging learning experiences for students.

Heather volunteers in the Cell Lab at the Science Museum of Minnesota to stay true to her inner science geek. Teaching English with the JET program in Kumamoto, Japan inspired her to become a teacher and the adventure hasn’t stopped. Heather is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, and author of “Classroom Management in the Digital Age”. She believes that students should have access to current technology in order to connect to the world and be creative in ways that weren’t possible when she was in school. Outside of school, she likes to travel, take photos, play the piano, spend time with her family, and get in touch with her artistic side.

To learn more about Heather Dowd, visit her website.

Welcome Heather!

Ties 2017 Alum Highlight- “The Teacher’s Toolbox: Engaging Inquiring Minds Through Design Thinking” 



Dr. Siri Anderson and Antonio Kuklok ’16

Thank you to all our faculty, grad students, and alumni who presented and volunteered at our St. Kate’s booth for Ties 2017 Conference!  This week’s shout out goes to alum Antonio Kuklok MAED ’16  for co-presenting at the Ties 2017 Conference: The Teacher’s Toolbox: Engaging Inquiring Minds Through Design Thinking (link opens to presentation). This presentation is about Design Thinking and how Makerspace, when aligned with a specific inquiry practice, can help students find solutions to the ongoing challenges our society faces today.



Computer Science Education Week Dec 4-10: Win a Wonder Pack from Wonder Workshop!

Wonder Workshop

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Win a Wonder Pack from Wonder Workshop!

Share what you are doing with your class for Hour of Code, and be entered to win one of three Wonder Pack prizes! Choose from either a Wonder Pack (includes a Dash robot, a Dot robot, and all the robot accessories) or a new Cue robot (great for ages 11+). Bring coding to life with robotics! To enter and learn more about the Wonder Pack prizes, click here. (link opens to Edmodo blog).


Computer Science Education Week Dec 4-10: Learn How to Host Your Own Hour of Code

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It’s easy to host your Hour of Code on Edmodo!

Read about how other teachers have used Edmodo for their Hour of Code right here (link opens to Edmodo blog). You can also check out curated lessons on computational thinking that apply to Language Arts, Social Science, and STEM.

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